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13 Apr 2022

Driver x5 at Medical Teams International

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Job Description

Job Description

Driver (5) Medical Teams International

Department: Operations Grey Sections to be completed by Human Resources.
Team: Operations Job Code:
Reports to (position): Fleet Officer Org. Reporting Line:
Location(s): Nyarugusu & Nduta Refugee Camp Job Band:
Workdays & Number of scheduled hours per week:

40/45 Standard work week. May require some overnights and work on Saturday or Sunday. FLSA: N/A
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Position Type: Regular Employee EEO Job Class: N/A
Travel: Extensive driving throughout Kibondo, Kasulu, Kigoma districts. Last Update: 21/04/2021
If Manager of Staff: Number (and Titles) of Direct Reports: N/A Total # of Staff in Team/Department under management of this position: N/A


Medical Teams International Calling:

Daring to love like Jesus, we boldly break barriers to health and restore wholeness in a hurting world.


The Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to the Medical Teams International staff and other officials and mission members, meeting MTI highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of maturity and responsibility, and excellent knowledge of protocol, and safety security issues.


Provide reliable and safe driving services, ensuring the safety and well-being of passengers
Keep abreast of traffic rules and regulations as well as road security and safety awareness to enable safe, on-time arrival for any movement including meetings and appointments
Maintain daily vehicle logs, inspections, daily kilometers, fuel consumption, oil change, servicing, greasing, repairs
Prepare and maintain data of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports, awareness of vehicles servicing, required items for services.
Ensure that the official vehicle is kept clean and is always in good working order.
Evaluate ability of other drivers and provide training as needed
Supports the preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports
Tracks insurance and applicable tax formalities
Make minor repairs and recommendations for major repairs
Change oil, check tires, spare tires, jacks, lights, horn, clutch and brakes and wash car regularly
Ensure that vehicles comply with MTI safety and security standards and reports any conditions of concerns to a manager
Ensure that communications devices (e.g. cellular phone) is in proper working order before each trip
Ensure the vehicle has sufficient fuel at all times.
Follows safe vehicle loading and unloading procedures.
Keeps the vehicle clean and free of debris; follows other vehicle cleaning procedures.
Maintain and ensure availability of all required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, and safety and security document, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle;
In case of accidents/emergencies, evacuates staff according to written and practiced procedures.
In the event of an accident, assures that medical emergency procedures are followed; completes a written accident report as required by delegate’s procedure and other authorities.
Assist office staff in filing, photocopying and maintaining required records.
Assist in the mailing and distribution of publications and payment of bills, as required.
Supports safeguarding of program participants and employees through promoting an environment of awareness and upholding the code of conduct provisions of Medical Teams Protection from Sexual Exploitation & Abuse, and Child & Vulnerable Adult protection policies and sexual harassment policies.


Possession of valid Driver’s license, class C, for a minimum of 3 years
Attended Vocational Educational and Training Authority would be an added advantage
Certification of defensive driving from a recognized institution preferred
Certification in First Aid and CPR is required
Certification in vehicle mechanics and maintenance is preferred

Preferred: Experience working for NGO Clean driving record is required
Minimum heavy vehicle driving in Tanzania is required


Demonstrates a client-oriented approach, courtesy, confidentiality, tact and ability to work with people of different nationality and cultural backgrounds
In-depth knowledge of road safety regulations and defensive driving techniques

Basic CPR and First Aid knowledge
Quality and timely driving services; safe and on-time
Excellent Defensive driving skills.
Quality care and maintenance of vehicle and necessary documents
Timely inputs to logs and records.


Ability to speak, read, and write English and Swahili
Ability to follow procedures in response to accidents or emergency situations
Basic mechanical skills
Good knowledge of geography of assigned driving locations
Ability to support Medical Teams Calling and Code of Conduct


Requires frequent use of mechanics equipment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The employee will be operating a motor vehicle to remote areas, where hazardous road conditions are common.
Required to drive long distances on unpredictable or unknown terrain in various weather climates.
The employee may be required to travel to remote areas of the world where there are potential health hazards and risks, limited hygiene facilities, extreme weather, and very basic living conditions.

NOTE: The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by staff assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of staff in this position. Duties, responsibilities, and skills are also subject to change based on the changing needs of the job, department, or organization. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by Medical Teams International as the requirements of the job change.

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Method of Application

All interested applicants who meet the criteria should email their application letter and CV in either PDF or Word only, including three work related referee to: [email protected]

Indicate your expected salary, current/previous salary, and notice period at the bottom of your CV.

Indicate clearly the position applied for in the subject line” Driver”.

Application Deadline: 25th of April 2022 at 1700HRS.


Beware that Medical Teams does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing application, or any other fee). Medical Teams does not request any information related to bank accounts. If asked of any payment, please contact [email protected]  

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